The term Map is an abstraction used to describe any kind of image or two dimensional array of data loaded in EBSD-Image. By definition, a map has a specified width and height and contains an array of values (pixels). Different type of maps exist depending on the type of values stored in them.
RML-Image and EBSD-Image define various types of map, each of them having their own distinctive features and purposes. The user should get familiar with these types of map since the distinctions between them is the core of this image analysis software.
|Map||Type of pixel||Uses|
|BinMap (Binary map)||Binary (0 or 1)||Thresholding, masks|
|ByteMap (Byte map)||8-bit (0 to 255)||Greyscale images|
|IdentMap (Identification map)||16-bit (0 to 65534)||Objects map|
|RGBMap (Color map)||24-bit||Any color image|
|PhaseMap (Phase map)||8-bit (0 to 255)||Identify phases in EBSD acquisition|
|ErrorMap (Error map)||8-bit (0 to 255)||Report error(s) occured during the processing of diffraction patterns|
|RealMap (Real map)||32-bit float||Store real values in a map|
|HoughMap (Hough map)||8 bit (0 to 255)||Map resulting from the Hough transform|
|MultiMap (Multimap)||N/A||Aggregate of other maps all having the same dimensions|
|EbsdMMap (EBSD multimap)||N/A||A multimap with extra features for EBSD|
|HklMMap (HKL Channel 5)||N/A||An EBSD multimap adapted for HKL Channel 5 mappings|
|TslMMap (TSL OIM)||N/A||An EBSD multimap adapted for TSL OIM mappings|